I heard a bizarre story on public radio this morning while driving to work. It was a story about a collection of brains, each one carefully preserved in a glass jar and collecting dust in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. These particular specimens—roughly 100 in all dating from the 1950s to the 1970s—are from the patients of the once named Texas State Lunatic Asylum.

“For decades, a rare collection of human remains sat in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Now, it is getting renewed attention, thanks in part, to Austin photographer Adam Voorhes.

Of course I had to check out the photos. Whoa. Creepy...strange...but undeniably fascinating.

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